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Polamalu Again Calls For "More Democratic Approach" On Fines

Polamalu Again Says Goodell Has Too Much Power
Steelers S Troy Polamalu last night reiterated his desire to see NFL players help determine fines for flagrant and helmet-to-helmet hits by saying a "more democratic approach to these fines would be better." Appearing on Versus' "The T.Ocho Show," Polamalu again said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has too much power in the discipline process, saying, "Why would somebody who has held the power want to relinquish any of it? I think 99.9% of the players would agree that we need to come up with a better system on how we fine players. I think current players should be involved. Coaches should be involved, as well as front-office people, including the commissioner." Bengals WR Terrell Owens, one of the show's hosts, said, "I would totally agree. This is definitely where I think players should definitely use our voices in situations like this and this is only just one of many topics that needs to be addressed" ("The T.Ocho Show," Versus, 11/9). Meanwhile, the NFL yesterday released an 11-page guide that "details some rules" regarding illegal hits and "includes black-and-white drawings of players delivering hits that aren't allowed." The guide was "included in the 2010 League Policies for Players manual, distributed to players and coaches at the start of training camp." The NFL "repeatedly has pointed out that its recent stepped-up fines and threats of suspensions after a series of helmet hits in games were not changes in rules but rather stricter enforcement of existing rules" (AP, 11/9).
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